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Mar
31

2018/03/31

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DeafDigest Sports – March 31, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Maryland baseball doubleheader win

— Gallaudet baseball

— elite deaf fighter

— college deaf basketball player

— puzzling comment by a deaf soccer player

— a deaf pitcher in early major leagues

Deaf Sports Collections update
— almost world hearing record in 100 dash
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-champion-in-billiards/

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Gallaudet baseball

Bison clipped by Seahawks in the ninth

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University battled back, twice, here Friday
afternoon at a blustery and cold Hoy Field against St. Mary’s College of
Maryland but couldn’t rally for a third time against the Seahawks and lost
8-7 in nine innings.

Gallaudet (3-16-1) carried a 7-6 lead into the top of the ninth inning and
only needed three outs to secure its fourth win of the season.

St. Mary’s (8-6) jumped on GU reliever Ethan Denson (Huffman, Texas)
quickly with a single down the third-base line, stole second base and tied
the game, moments later, on a Bison fielding error. The Seahawks swiped
another base and a second Bison fielding error ended Denson’s time on the
mound.

Senior Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) came on to pitch, with no outs, and
allowed a single up the middle by Lucas Kraft, who brought home the
eventual game-winning run from third. Hayes retired the following three
batters as Gallaudet went into the bottom of the ninth down one run, 8-7.

Denson (1-6) was handed the loss as he allowed two unearned runs on two
hits, three walks and struck out one batter in 1.2 innings of work.

In an unique opportunity, Hayes played eight of the nine positions for the
Bison on Friday. He missed out on completing the rare feat of playing
every baseball position in a game by not catching. Hayes’ rotation went
like this; left field (1st inning), center field (2nd), right field (3rd),
second base (4th), shortstop (5th), third base (6th), first base (7th),
shortstop (8th/9th), pitcher (9th). He finished the day in the field with
two putouts and five assists (a season-high). He went 1-for-4 at the plate
and had a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Seahawk
lead to 4-3.

Junior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) helped Gallaudet get its first
lead of the game with a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth as the
Bison led 5-4. Upton finished the game 2-for-4, two runs, two RBI and a
double.

BISON TRACKS

Senior catcher Jake Grindstaff (New Market, Md.) scored a run, drove in a
run and walked twice

GU scored seven runs on five hits

Four different Bison had hits in the game while six different Bison scored
a run

This was GU’s second one-run game this season

The Bison have stolen 11 bases in the past two games

This was Gallaudet’s eighth straight nine-inning game

Gallaudet went 1-12-1 during the month of March

The Bison are halfway through their 40-game schedule

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will begin a busy stretch as it enters the month of April. The
Bison will make the short trip over to No. 16 The Catholic University of
America (15-4) on Wednesday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. for its second to last
non-conference game this season. Gallaudet is set to play 20 games in 26
days beginning with its contest at Catholic. Conference play, in the form
of nine doubleheaders, for GU begins next weekend.

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Maryland baseball

MSD Baseball won both games (doubleheader) against Massanutten Military
Academy.

First game: 11-0

Stefan Anderson: 4-2, 3 RBIs
John werner jr.: 3-2, Triple
Miguel Pavao: 4-2

Pitcher: Stefan Anderson (57 pitches)

Second game: 19-2

Stefan Anderson: 4-3
Brody McAfee: 3-3
Miguel Pavao: 3-3, 2 RBIs
Amaree McKenstry, 4-3, 2 RBIs

Pitcher: Brody McAfee (65 pitches)

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elite deaf fighter

Jeff Courtney

Texas

MMA fighter

web searches have not provided updates on him

what was last known was that he won the Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu championship in 2015 but no updates
since then

do not know if he is still fighting, or has retired
or is taking a break?

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college deaf basketball player

Rogers Printup

sophomore

men’s basketball

University of California at Davis

his career:
2016-17: Redshirted.

2015-16: Ended with four rebounds vs. UC Riverside (1/21)… Grabbed one
rebound in his first career Big West home game, vs. CSUN (1/14)… Set a
new season high by scoring six points, on a season-high two threes, at UC
Irvine (1/7)… Logged a season-high 22 minutes and finished with five
rebounds, another season/career high vs. Holy Names (1/2)… Tied five
season/career highs at Seattle (12/28): points (3), field goals,
three-point field goals, rebounds and steals (1)… Finished with a steal,
rebound and assist vs. Idaho (12/22)… Recorded his first rebound, assist
and steal as an Aggie vs. Fresno Pacific (11/18)… Scored three points,
on his only field goal attempt of the evening, in his UC Davis debut vs.
North Dakota State (11/13).

this season:
played 25 of his team’s 33 games, starting none

averaged 13.8 minutes on the floor, not among coach’s
first group of subs coming off the bench

averaged 3.8 points per game

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a puzzling comment by a deaf soccer player

posted on social media (as edited)

I’ll play for any team. I play for the US National Deaf
Soccer Team and I’m clubless. I’m willing to to anyth
ing to make sure I’m playing and I can bofan assiances
to any team that gives me a chance

note:
this is puzzling. There are amateur soccer teams that play
in local leagues in every city. Even there are indoor
teams that play in local indoor leagues.

Best to just leave it at that.

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as posted on baseball social media

Ed Dundon would have been a prominent baseball player
if he didn’t gestabbed in a bar fight. A hearing person
thought Dundon was ignoring him (not knowing he was Deaf)
and stabbed in his right pitching arm. That injury affected
his pitching career.

note:
do not know if this is true. It requires research into
late 19th century publications. Eminent deaf baseball
researcher Ralph LinWeber never maede a mention of this
stabbing curtailing his pitching career.

At any rate, Ed Dundon was the first deaf major leaguer;
Dummy Hoy wasn’t the first deaf major leaguer.
 

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Mar
30

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DeafDigest Sports – March 30, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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– North Carolina girls’ track

— deaf hockey emergency goalie

— Texas softball

— Maryland track

— deaf coach with high school basketball team

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Notre Dame football starter at center was deaf
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/football-practice/

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Maryland track

Team scores (Boys)
1- Northern Garrett County. 176
2- Clear Spring 128
3- MSD 69
4- Hancock 63
5- Faith 30

MSD Boys First Place Finishers
Brady Perry – 100M 11.64
Enow Otto – Triple Jump 38яя2яя
Brady Perry, Enow Otto, Maurice Braxton, and Janos Giuranna – 400M Relay
47.28

Team Scores (Girls)
1- Northern Garrett County 187
2- MSD 133
3- Clear Spring 93
4- Faith 72
5- Hancock 4

MSD Girls First Place Finishers
Alyssa Glennon, Cassidy Perry, Rajena Guettler, and Sierra Herzig-Wilcox –
400M Relay 55.08
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox- 100M Hurdles. 18.39
Rajena Guettler- 100M Dash 13.30
Cassidy Perry- long Jump 14яя6яя
Rajena Guettler- 400M 1:05.48
Sierra Herzig-Wilcox 300M Hurdles 53.56
Cassidy Perry- 200M 28.21

2nd Place Team Trophy for MSD girls

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North Carolina boys’ track

part of newspaper story

North Carolina School for the Deaf also competed in the boys portion of
Wednesday’s event. The Bears’ top finish came via Nycobian Lineberger
(100, 11.66; third place).

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Texas softball

Texas Lady Rangers Softball scores
3/26/18 – TSD 11  Veritas 0  game ended in 5 innings
3/27/18 – TSD 19  San Marcos Academy 4  game ended in 3 innings

games ended earlier because of blow out rules

NFHS run rules 10 after 5, 15 after 3

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deaf emergency goalie in hockey

there was a story of an emergency goalie being used in the
game with 14 minutes remaining, and helping Chicago
Blackhawks defeat Winnipeg Jets, 6-2, blocking seven
shots and allowing no goals

It happened to the Gallaudet hockey team in the late
sixties. The regular goalie never showed up for some
reason, and Gallaudet had no back up goalie. A
third string defenseman became the emergency goalie,
but without goalie gear and pads – just using his
hockey stick to slap away shots.

Gallaudet narrowly won 4-2 against one of the league’s
weakest teams. The Gallaudet players changed its
strategy to just focus on tight man to man defense, not
allowing any fast break shots against them. It worked.

The next game, the regular goalie showed up.

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deaf coach with high school basketball team

part of posting

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School’s varsity boys basketball team made
school history by taking home the MHSAA 3A State Championship title March
10 (Mississippi)

Team has been led Head Coach Brian Cronin, whose
leadership has achieved the Saints’ winningest season under his tenure,
marking their third straight 20-win season.

After growing up with a hearing impairment, he found his own understanding
of the game as he played in Clinton Public Schools and Madison Ridgeland
Academy. Cronin then received basketball scholarships to Holmes Community
College and Mississippi College, playing for both schools before being
recruited to Brigham Young University for his senior year.

Cronin represented roughly one million deaf Americans while playing on the
USA Deaflympics Basketball Team, bringing home a gold medal for his
performance on the court.
 

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Mar
29

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DeafDigest Sports – March 29, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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Deaf Sports Collections update
— deaf athlete demanding a free car

— Berg/Seeger track meet

— a deaf football doubleheader between two teams

— Fremont sports

Deaf Sports Collections update
— quarterback knowing no ASL!
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/which-football-team-was-it/

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Berg/Seeger track meet

It is with great anticipation that we are hosting the 11th Berg and Seeger
Classic on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 9am to 5pm at James Logan High
School!  This is the first time Fremont is hosting this event and this
year, we will see 22 different schools, 240 athletes, 65 coaches, 11
Athletic Directors, and 29 CSD Student Volunteers here for what has became
a record for being the largest single deaf interscholastic athletic event
ever.

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Fremont sports

Athlete of the Week: SAM BROWN – our sophomore runner continues to greet
the Athletic Department and the CSD community with his warm presence. 
Lately, it was his motivation that turned heads as he has blossomed from
having a lot of potential to being one of our fine runners. 
Congratulations!
—————————————————-
Tuesday March 27 WON 15-2
Varsity Softball Away Game
@ Emery, 4pm
11400 47th Street, Emeryville 95411
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Wednesday March 28
Varsity Softball Away Game
@ Madison Park, 4pm
400 Capistrano Drive, Oakland 94603

Varsity Baseball Away Game
@ College Prep, 4pm
6900 Broadway, Oakland 94618
—————————————————-
Saturday April 7
Varsity Track and Field, Away Tournament
@ Aragon High School, 8:30am
900 Alameda del las Plugas, San Mateo 94402

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Football doubleheader between Kentucky and Tennessee

Two Football Games Played on the Same Day

note:
Chatman L. Sieben, assistant football coach
at Tennessee, wrote this story and has
consented to have it reprinted in
DeafDigest Sports.

Before you read on below – keep in mind
Kentucky no longer fields a football
team.

By Chatman L. Sieben 3/26/18 ©

Head Coach:  Dick Henley
Offensive Coordinator:  Chatman L. Sieben
Special Team Coordinator:  Chris Nipper

I want to share with you a story about the two football games that were
played on the same day between Tennessee School for the Deaf (TSD) and
Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD) during the 2001 season, which was
prominently unique.  The first game occurred at KSDяяs home turf on
August 29.  The score was tied at 14-14 with less than four minutes left in the
second quarter as a storm was approaching with heavy lightning.  The head
referee decided to suspend the game until the storm had passed.  The storm
and the lightning continued on for the next two hours without letting up,
and the head referee decided to cancel the game.  Both teams were very
upset.  KSD head coach made a suggestion that we could play two games at
our homecoming game on October 20.  The first game would be played in an
overtime to make up for the tied game that was played at KSD on August 29.
After that, the homecoming game would be played in full four quarters.
Coaches on both teams agreed.  To play in an overtime game at the opening
of the game before playing the homecoming game was unheard of.  Overtime
occurs only when there is a tie at the end of the fourth quarter.

At our homecoming, the referees agreed to officiate the overtime game
first and then the homecoming game.  None of the referees had ever
officiated two games played by the same teams in the same day, which they
found unusual but extraordinary and were eager to see how those two games
were played out.

According to the overtime rules, the ball is set at the 25 yard line, and
each team will have the opportunity to play one round of offense with up
to four attempts in each overtime.  If the first round of overtime is a tie,
the second round overtime will be played.  If the second round of overtime
is a tie, the third round of overtime will be played and so forth until
one team wins by breaking the tie.  The referee will toss the coin prior to
the first round of overtime and in each overtime when there is a tie.

On the first round of overtime, TSD won the coin toss and elected to start
on offense.  TSD made a touchdown on the third attempt and a two point
conversion.  KSD also made a touchdown and a two point conversion which
tied the game at 8-8.  On the second round of overtime, KSD won the coin
toss and elected to start on offense.  They attempted to make a touchdown
on four plays and failed because TSD defensive team was able to contain
their running game.  The ball was turned over to TSD.  TSD made the
touchdown on the third play and won the overtime game 14-8.

After the overtime game was over, both teams were given a fifteen minute
break before starting the homecoming game.  There were many fans on
TSD’s side with many alumni, current and retired teachers, former football
players, and old friends who were in awed to see two games played on the
same day by the same teams. TSD executed the game well throughout the four
quarters and defeated KSD by 36-20.  Historically, TSD won both games on
the same day.  Both teams, TSD and KSD, playing two games on the same day
was never attempted before in the history of either school.  It is
possible that TSD and KSD were the first teams in the history of all high school
football teams (both deaf and hearing) in the nation to play two games on
the same day.  Playing two games on the same day by the same teams in the
NFL or college is unheard of.

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deaf athlete demanding a free car

A top deaf cricket player has demanded a free car
in India. The deaf cricket association promised
him a free car but don’t have money to buy a car.

Instead, they are pawning off their valuables
to make the purchase possible!

note:

pretty much sounds same as what took place among
some deaf basketball clubs years ago in USA.

Top deaf basketball players were promised
jobs, free room and lodging (and other
things) in exchange for their “basketball
services”

 

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Mar
28

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DeafDigest Sports – March 28, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— college deaf trackster

— a reason to be jealous of England

— low attendance disappointment

— deaf equestrian

Deaf Sports Collections update
— basketball team possibly faking their deafness
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/quinnipac-trackster/

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college deaf trackster

abbreviated from a long college newspaper posting

Defying the odds

Division I athlete Carly Timpson runs track for Quinnipiac
University. She is deaf.

Timpson has accomplished much as a college athlete while juggling many
other responsibilities. During the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
(MAAC) Championship, Timpson faced an overwhelming amount of pressure from
those hoping for her to win.

“I remember being on the line ready to jump while seeing my friends
faces at the end of the track watching me,” Timpson said. “It is a lot
of pressure because those people are relying on you to do well and be the
best that you can be. When you able to pull it off when the pressure is on
is truly amazing.”

Despite an overwhelming amount of pressure, her performances in both
indoor and outdoor track paid off. Timpson placed first in weight throwing
for indoor as well as first in both weight throwing and high jumping in
outdoor track during her freshman year.

During the MAAC Championship in Timpson’s sophomore year, she earned
first place in both the weight throw and high jump events in outdoor
track. Her winning streak continued into junior year for indoor track with
the high jump event.

“She is motivated with her sports events, always wanting to jump higher
and throw farther,” Timpson said of her step-daughter.

Timpson has accomplished prodigious and amazing feats as an athlete
despite being born with the inability to hear. Her proudest moment was
when she competed in the 2017 Deaflympics in Turkey.

Her two main events were throwing the hammer and high jumping for the
track team. She won the silver medal in the high jump event.

“(Deaflympics was) my first time competing on an international level,”
Timpson said. “It was the largest competition I have ever been to with
the largest crowd. (The stadium) was phenomenal with the events being
streamed all over the world.”

“It was my first time ever even trying to compete without being able to
hear which was really strange, but I practiced a lot without my hearing
aids in the month leading up to the competition,” Timpson said. “I was
sort of nervous at first but once I got into the mindset I wasn’t
thinking of anything but the event I had to do anyway.”

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a reason to be jealous of England

KA2 is a British company that helps with computer
software for banks, financial services and
insurance companies. This company has become
an official sponosor of the British Deaf
National Rugby team.

We don’t have these big sponaors helping out
with our national deaf teams in these
Deaflympic sports.

So, should we be jealous?

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low attendance disappointment

Years ago, a deaf basketball fan attended a deaf
club basketball game in New York.

He was disappointed to see a low number of deaf
fans watching the game; he said it was about
10-15 fans.

There was a story of the cricket tournament in
India, involving 8 deaf cricket teams. Attendance
was very low, according to a newspaper
story.

Normally deaf fans attend deaf sporting events,
not just to watch deaf teams play, but to
socialize with each other.

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elite deaf athlete

Jamie Barge is an equestrian rider and she finished
3rd at the recent Longines FEI World Cup�

She and her horse is ranked the top American pair in the
North American League standings.

While she is deaf, she functions as a hearing person
and does not use sign language.

 

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Mar
27

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DeafDigest Sports – March 27, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Loyola-Chicago recruited a deaf player

— Gallaudet softball doubleheader sweep over a winning team

— sports information director at NAIA college is deaf

— deaf collegiate wrestler

— bowling deaf pro

Deaf Sports Collections update
— popular wrestling book written by past Gallaudet wrestling coach
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/mihai-zupane-deaf-european-pro-basketball-player/

(he has since then retired from pro basketball)

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Gallaudet softball

Bison sweep Cairn in non-conference doubleheader

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University only needed six innings in Monday’s
doubleheader against Cairn University to post non-conference wins. The
Bison walked-off in the first game, 9-1, and in the second game, 13-5,
both in the sixth. Gallaudet (5-9) scored a combined nine runs in the two
sixth innings it played on a cold and sun-filled afternoon at the GU
Softball Complex.

Game 1: Gallaudet 9, Cairn 1
The Bison jumped out to a 2-0 lead before scoring seven runs in the final
three innings of play. Gallaudet walked off after it plated four runs in
the bottom of the sixth inning.

Freshman Hailey Henshaw (Newark, Del.) had a two-run single in the sixth
and later scored the game-ending run on a Cairn wild pitch.

Junior Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) had back-to-back RBI singles
in the fourth and fifth innings while freshman Hannah Neild (Litchfield,
N.H.) added a RBI triple in the fifth. Zacarias had three RBI singles in
the game as she helped to get GU on the scoreboard in the first.

GU senior starting pitcher Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) threw a
complete game as she allowed one run on two hits, no walks and struck out
four.

Game 2: Gallaudet 13, Cairn 5
As the sun set in the west, time was running out in the game, the Bison
scored five times in the bottom of the sixth to end the game, 13-5, by the
eight-run mercy rule over the Highlanders (6-4).

GU led off the decisive sixth with five straight hits, including Neild’s
second triple, to increase its lead to 12-5. After two quick outs,
freshman Jessica Monroe (Senoia, Ga.) slapped the ball to Cairn’s third
baseman who threw the ball away, into right field, as she tried to get
Monroe at first. Sophomore Jenny Mendis (Brook Park, Ohio) raced all the
way home from first base to end the game.

The two teams scored four runs each in the first inning before GU scored
four additional runs in the second inning to take an 8-4 lead.

Zacarias (2-4) picked up the win as she threw five innings and only
allowed one unearned run on three hits, one walk and struck out five.

Three different Bison had three hits each led by Neild, Zacarias and
Henshaw. The trio all had at least one triple, Neild (two RBI) had two,
while Zacarias (four RBI) added a double.

BISON TRACKS

Zacarias went 6-for-7 on Monday with seven RBI

Neild has scored three runs in three straight games

Neild is 9-for-11, nine runs, seven RBI, five triples, three doubles in
the past three games

Henshaw went 5-for-7 on the day with five runs, two RBI, two stolen bases
and one triple

Barlow has a four-game hitting streak

GU went 5-6 during the month of March

Four of the wins in March came at home where GU posted a 4-1 mark

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will take the rest of the week off before jumping into
conference play next week when the Bison travel to Wilson College on
Thursday, April 5, at 3 p.m.

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Loyola-Chicago recruited a deaf player

Loyola-Chicago is in the Final Four.

Did Loyola-Chicago ever had a deaf player
over the past years?

Yes and no!

In the late forties, Loyola-Chicago recruited
Bill Schyman, a local high school scoring
leader.

Schyman enrolled at Loyola-Chicago but didn’t like
the school – and tranferred to DePaul.

It is not known if Bill ever played a game with
Loyola-Chicago.

He has been inducted into the DePaul hall of fame.

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Sports Information Director for a NAIA college is deaf

Dakota State University, a NAIA program in South Dakota,
has a deaf Sports Information Director.

It is Nick Huntimer.

This university has ten diffferent athletic teams,
including football – meaning Huntimer is pretty much
a busy person.

In the summer months, he plays softball for a deaf
softball club.

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Deaf collegiate wrestler

Matthew Olauson

junior

wrestling team

Campbell University (NCAA-I program, North Carolina)

wrestles in the 185-lb class

2015-16 (Redshirt Freshman):
Started the first 14 duals of the season for the Camels wrestling at
174-pounds … Finished with a 0-16 record and 0-12 in duals …
Participated at the Navy Classic and the Reno Tournament of Champions

2016-17 (R-Sophomore): Finished with a 2-4 record during the year…
Picked up a pair of decision wins on Nov. 20… 10-4 win over Jeffrey
Burton (Davidson) and 7-3 over Konner Pritchard (Davidson)…

the university web site does not post wrestlers’ won/lost records;
he did not wrestle in the conference championships – and the
assumption is that he is still not among the university’s top
wrestlers

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bowling – deaf pro

Frank Gallo, who is deaf, has been bowling professionally
on and off since early seventies.

He is currently competing in lower level senior PBA
events – though statistics and updates are sketchy
in these bowling web sites

 

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26

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DeafDigest Sports – March 26, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
http://deafdigestsports.com/

— Gallaudet baseball

— college deaf basketball player

— Dummy Hoy stories we may not know about

Deaf Sports Collections update
— almost Gallaudet participant in hearing Olympics
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-football-team-in-green-uniforms/

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Gallaudet baseball

GU almost steals game away from No. 9 Frostburg St.

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University rallied late against ninth-ranked
Frostburg State University, on a cold and windy Sunday afternoon at Hoy
Field, and tied the baseball game in the eighth and had the game-tying run
on second base in the ninth before the Bison lost 10-8.

Gallaudet (3-15-1) served as the away team as the game was originally
scheduled at Frostburg but was moved to the nation’s capital due to snow
in Western Maryland.

The Bison came back from four runs down in the top of the eighth inning to
knot the game at 7. Senior outfielder Kyle Gumm (Dallas, Texas) came
through with the clutch two-run triple to center field and had the heads
up play of the day. Gumm stole home when the Frostburg catcher threw the
ball back to the pitcher as the quick Bison runner caught the Bobcat
defense napping. Gumm slid into home plate and jumped up with excitement
as Gallaudet had tied the game.

Frostburg (12-3) responded in the bottom of the eighth with three runs off
freshman pitcher Quintan Polito (Omaha, Neb.) to take a 10-7 lead.

The Bobcats turned to Mike Livingston to close out the game, as he got the
first two Bison batters to ground out. GU made a two-out rally as senior
Justin Strong (Charlotte, N.C.) singled to center field before catcher’s
interference and an infield throwing error prolonged the inning and
allowed Gallaudet to score its eighth run of the game.

Gallaudet had runners on second and third base before freshman Darren
Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.) grounded out to end the game.

A turning point in the game came in the bottom of the second inning when
Gallaudet starting pitcher Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) got the first two
Bobcat batters out before Frostburg scored four times to take a 4-0 lead.

GU battled back with runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to cut
Frostburg’s lead to 6-3 after five innings.

BISON TRACKS

Junior Ryan Gilbert (Mount Dora, Fla.) and Gumm both had triples

Gumm and Drolsbaugh led the team with two runs scored

Gumm drove in two runs and stole two bases

Five different Bison had hits

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will next host St. Mary’s College of Maryland (6-5) on Friday,
March 30, at 3 p.m. in a non-conference game.

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college deaf basketball player

Matt Edwards

sophomore

Catawba College (North Carolina)

men’s basketball

sat on the bench throughout his freshman and sophomore
seasons

this season:
Edwards has played in 3 games this season for the Catawba Indians,
averaging 1.3 points per game.

Edwards has yet to record an assist in 3 games this season

Edwards has yet to secure a rebound in 3 games this season.

last season:
played six games; but did not score a single point

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Dummy Hoy stories we may not know about

— Dummy Hoy was small; was not a big man;
just 5’4 and 150 lbs

— Dummy Hoy was trained to repair shoes

— Dummy Hoy owned a shoe repair shop but
walked away to embark on a career in baseball

— Dummy Hoy was an “old man” at the age of
24 when he played his first minor league game

— Dummy Hoy, as a major league rookie, stole
82 bases setting a record that held for many
years for most bases stolen by a rookie

— Dummy Hoy’s stolen bases stats can be
funny; he only stole 33 bases his second year

— Dummy Hoy was laughed at by the manager of
Milwaukee Brewers in the 1880′s, thinking
the deaf cannot play baseball

— Dummy Hoy threw out three men at home
in one game

— Dummy Hoy had an incredible throwing
arm, collecting 45 assists in one season

— Dummy Hoy worked with his third base coach
to tell him if the pitch was a ball or a strike

— Dummy Hoy fans waved their hands while
cheering him

— Dummy Hoy’s last play of his career was in a
minor league game where he had to chase a
deep fly ball; a horse and a crowd of fans
stood in his way; he had to fight through
to catch the fly to prevent a home run.

— Dummy Hoy, after his playing days, adopted
a hearing nephew. That nephew grew up, becoming
a big sponsor of the Hearing Olympics and
owning a big bakery that delivered bread
in Los Angeles (Helm’s bakery)

 

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DeafDigest Sports – March 25, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— Gallaudet baseball

— Gallaudet softball

— hall of fame honor

— collegiate swimmer

— deaf kick-boxer


Deaf Sports Collections update
— St Joseph’s College for Deaf, best athlete
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-kick-boxer/

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Gallaudet softball

Gallaudet softball overwhelms Trinity Washington

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University manhandled Trinity Washington University
in a softball doubleheader here Saturday at the GU Softball Complex. The
Bison overwhelmed the Tigers in the first game with a 22-0 victory in five
innings. The second game took an unusual turn as Gallaudet led 14-0
heading into the bottom of the fourth inning before the game being called,
prematurely, before it became official. Gallaudet (4-9) was later awarded
a 7-0 forfeit win while none of the statistics from the second game count.

Game 1: Gallaudet 22, Trinity Washington 0 (F/5)
The Bison scored 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning to put the game
away. Gallaudet had six hits and stole 12 bases as the Bison took
advantage of five errors by the Tigers in the field. Freshman Hannah Neild
(Litchfield, N.H.) batted twice in the frame and had two two-run doubles
in both plate appearances to highlight the offense as Trinity’s pitcher
threw 57 pitches in the first inning.

GU went on to score three times in the second, five times in the third and
one more time, for good measure, in the fourth inning as the Bison led by
22 runs.

Every Bison batter scored at least two times as five players had two or
more hits in the game and six had two or more RBI in the win.

Neild finished the game 4-for-4 with two doubles, two triples, three runs
and four RBI. Freshman Hailey Henshaw (Newark, Del.) led the team with
four runs scored while the team had eight extra-base hits and stole 17
total bases.

Senior pitcher Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) picked up the complete game
shutout victory as she struck out a career-high 13 batters.

Trinity Washington had three hits in the loss.

Game 2: Gallaudet 7, Trinity 0 (F/1)
Gallaudet was cruising along in the second game up 14-0 over the
outmatched Tigers (0-6) after three and a half innings as the game headed
to the bottom of the fourth inning. Before the Bison could bat, the umpire
asked the Trinity coach if they wanted to stop and they agreed. Since the
game did not reach four and a half innings the game is not official and
the statistics do not count. The game was ruled a 7-0 forfeit in favor of
Gallaudet.

This is not the first time Gallaudet has received a forfeit from Trinity.
The last time the two teams played against each other on March 23, 2015,
ended via forfeit as well. A Trinity player was injured in the second
inning and the Tigers had no replacement and couldn’t continue with eight
players and were forced to forfeit.

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will host Cairn University (6-2) in a non-conference
doubleheader on Monday, March 26, at 3 p.m.

note:
DeafDigest Sports hates forfeits because it wipes out the
stats. If there were personal highs accomplished in that
second game, it is wiped out!

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Gallaudet baseball

Bison fall to Washington College

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University baseball team dropped a 10-2
decision to Washington College here Saturday at Hoy Field in a
non-conference game.

Gallaudet (3-14-1) fell behind early as Washington (15-3) jumped out to a
4-0 lead after two innings as the Shoremen scored three times in the
second and fourth innings. Washington led 9-0 before the Bison scored
their first run in the bottom of the sixth. The two teams tacked on one
additional run each in the final two innings.

Senior first baseman Justin Strong (Charlotte, N.C.) singled home junior
Ryan Gilbert (Mount Dora, Fla.) in the sixth as Strong led the Bison
offense with three singles.

Freshman starting pitcher Ethan Denson (Huffman, Texas) took the loss as
he allowed nine runs (six earned) on 13 hits in 5.2 innings where he
walked four and struck out one. GU used a trio of relievers out of the
bullpen to close out the game.

BISON TRACKS

Winston Lane (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) hit his seventh double of the season
GU had two doubles in the game

Five different Bison recorded hits

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will play host to No. 9 Frostburg State University (11-3)
tomorrow (Sunday, March 25) at 2 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to
be played in Frostburg, Md., but was moved to the nation’s capital due to
snow. The Bobcats lost 2-0 at Marymount on Saturday and have lost two
straight entering their game with the Bison.

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Louisiana powerlifting

Powerlifting coach Darren Gremillion has been inducted
into the Louisiana High School Powerlifting Hall of Fame
last weekend at the state powerlifting meet.

He is the second Louisiana coach with this honor.
The first one was Jim Peyton, inducted in 2012.

There are  35 inductees in the hall right now.

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collegiate swimmer

Liz Cocker

senior

Cal State East Bay

women’s swimming

AS A JUNIOR (2016-17): Competed in the 50 Free (26.68), 100 Fly (58.42),
200 Fly (2:14.36) at PCSC Championships

As a senior (this season), she did not participate at the
Pacific Collegiate Swim and Dive Conference

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deaf kick-boxer

Joey Brozovich

Canada

kick-boxer

has not fought in two years. He is considered inactive
and is being taken off the list of elite deaf athletes

 

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DeafDigest Sports – March 24, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— deaf pro golfer Kevin Hall places in top 10

— Missouri track

— collegiate football player

– past elite U-19 basketball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— greatest football coaching accomplishment
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/kevin-hall-most-recent-picture/

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Missouri track

Missouri School for the Deaf track team had a meet at Linn on 8/22. The
weather was much better than on Tuesday. Some of our players improved
their personal distance or time. We are so proud of our players for
continuing working hard.

Girls:

100 M Dash
8th place – FR Cristin Kohls  18.84
9th place – SR            Kara Reed 19.40

200 M Dash:
7th place  SR Kara Reed – 41.28

1600 M Run
6th place FR Sara Farmer 8:15.32

300 M Hurdles
6th place FR Sara Farmer 1:16.73

4×200 M Relay – 3rd place 1:13.54
FR Cristin Kohl, Fr Sara Farmer, FR Addi Tapella and SR Kara Reed

Shot Put -
11th place – Addi Tapella 17-06.50
12th place – Cristin Kohl – 15-06.00

Discus-
13th place – Cristin Kohl 40-4
14th place – Addi Tapella 38-09

Long Jump
4th place – Sara Farmer 9-05.25

Boys:

100 M Dash
4th place  SR Dacota Pierson – 13.78
6th place – SO Mikal Meriwether 13.98

200 M Dash:
5th place  SR Dacota Pierson – 27.88
7th place – SO Mikal Meriwether 28.89

1600 M Run
8th place SO Devyn Davis 6:22.27

300 M Hurdles
4th place FR Hezeki Smooth 58.42

Shot Put -
2nd place – SO Mikal Meriwether 31-07.50

Discus-
13th place SO Devyn Davis 46-05

High Jump -
2nd place – SO Mikal Meriwether -  5-02.00

Long Jump
4th place – Sara Farmer 9-05.25

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deaf pro golfer Kevin Hall places in top 10

DEAF PROFESSIONAL GOLFER KEVIN HALL PLACED 7TH AT OCALA OPEN

Kevin Hall had a “bad start” during his third round at the Ocala Open on
Friday, March 23, 2018 when he was unable to salvage his par putt at the
first hole.  Then he went on to make three birdies on the front nine for 2
under. He had unbelievable birdie putt at 4th hole which was ranked the
most difficult course (669 yards par 5).   His putting streak peaked out
after first nine holes.  On top of this, he couldn’t get his ball on
fairways like he did on the first nine.  Then he had three straight bogeys
at 13,14 &15.  He even missed second shot on the 16th green, but he used
his putter to get his ball out of the apron side and into the cup for a
birdie!  After this hole, he breezed back his normal stance for the last
two holes for a seventh place finish in this three day tournament. in
front of applauding audience.   Kevin did have a lot to show on his scorecards,
(67-69-71 = 207)  with 11 birdies and five bogeys.  He has achieved his
stamina and consistency at least 90% of the time.  As soon as he finished
his round on Friday afternoon, he was already heading down to Miami for a
two-day Advocates Open tee time on the following morning at 7:47 AM!  He
won this tournament last year!

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collegiate football player

Grant Porter

redshirt freshman

football

Washington State University

defensive back

as a true freshman in 2016, he was redshirted

as a redshirt freshman in 2017, sat on bench, not playing in a single game

as a high school senior in 2015, he was injured most of the season; still
was able to walk on the Washington State team as a 2016 freshman.
 
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former U-19 national basketball team player

Kushiah King

past member of U-19 men’s basketball team

Trinidad & Tobago

no recent updates on him; he is being dropped from the
list of elite deaf athletes
 

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DeafDigest Sports – March 23, 2018

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— Missouri boys’ track

— St Mary’s boys basketball

— Texas baseball

— European deaf track championships

— college rower

— a nationally ranked curler

— Texas softball

Deaf Sports Collections update
— national wrestling champion was deaf
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/picture-of-deaf-leon-grant-basketball-player/

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Missouri boys’ track

part of newspaper story

The Missouri School for the Deaf boys were 12th with 3.5 points
at the Montgomery County boys’ track meet

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St Mary’s boys basketball

newspaper story

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf wins first ESDAA boys hoops title since
2010

The St. Mary’s School for the Deaf boys basketball team was on a
mission.

After losing in the second round to Pennsylvania School for the Deaf by
three points in last year’s Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic
Association Division II tournament, a game athletics director Jim Carmody
called the “de facto championship,” the Bisons were determined to
bring back their first ESDAA boys hoops title since 2010.

“We hosted it last year, and we really thought we were going to win
it,” said Carmody, who has been an assistant coach for 22 years and the
AD the last seven. “If there had been another two minutes left, we feel
like we would’ve won the game.”

The Bisons not only reversed their fortunes, but they did so in dominating
fashion at this year’s championships held at Rhode Island School for the
Deaf the weekend of Feb. 16-18.

St. Mary’s won all three of its games by a combined 84 points, with the
lowest margin of victory being 16 in the title-clinching 43-27 win over
Katzenbach School for the Deaf in New Jersey.

The team also swept the skills competitions, which includes team 21, foul
shooting and layup contests.

“At the start of this year, that was our goal,” Carmody said, “to
win it, and win it decisively.”

Sophomore Nick Barrus earned tournament MVP honors. He averaged 16 points,
5.9 steals and 5.1 assists per game this season.

“Barrus is from Dunkirk, and he could probably play there but nobody
would be able to communicate with him,” Carmody said. “The beauty here
is that all the coaches use sign language. It’s so key. That’s what
gives them the best potential to be key members of a team.”

Junior Dalton Planty and sophomore Isa Habeeb joined Barrus as ESDAA first
team all-stars.

“This is a huge event for deaf kids because they get to play amongst
their own peers,” Carmody said. “The ESDAA is like the Super Bowl.”

It was the 52nd ESDAA championship in school history among soccer,
volleyball, basketball and track dating to the 1950s. It’s quite the
accomplishment considering the whole school (pre-k through 12th grade) has
just over 100 students, and there are only about a dozen boys in the high
school.

“We do well,” Carmody said. “I think for small schools, that’s a
pretty big number among Division II. We have a rich athletic history in
Western New York as well as nationally among schools for the deaf.”

Maryland School for the Deaf, a powerhouse among Division I schools, has
about 300 kids. They even field junior varsity and varsity football teams.

Students have different degrees of deafness. Some rely only on sign, while
others are still able to hear the refs blow the whistle to stop play.
Other than that, basketball is still basketball.

“The biggest difference is if you come to our games, they’re silent
for the most part,” Carmody said.

St. Mary’s graduate Kevin LeRoy, who now works at the school, is in his
sixth year guiding the team.

Together, LeRoy and Carmody have been able to build a strong foundation
based on being able to communicate with their players.

“Communication is key in basketball,” Carmody said. “At our level
it’s even more important to communicate with each other. The kids are
educated and have to be completely aware of picks and other stuff like
that. The thing I tell them is just play as hard as you can all the
time.”

The Bisons were the No. 1 seed coming into this year’s ESDAA tournament
and finished the season with an 11-3 record. They will be the top seed
again next year at the competition in West Virginia.

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Texas softball

3/6/18: TSD vs. Brentwood Christian WON 1-14
3/8/18: TSD @ Keystone WON 18-1
3/20/18: TSD vs Central Texas Christian School LOSS 11-17
3/21/18: TSD @ St. Dominic Savio LOSS 8-10

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Texas baseball

from a tweet

Lutheran High SA
New Story: Boys Varsity Baseball beats Texas School of the Deaf 10 – 1

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European deaf track and field championships

Belarus hosting European Athletics Championships among athletes with
hearing impairment.

About 200 athletes from 19 countries are taking part in it.

All an all, athletes will compete for 33 sets of awards at the European
Championships. The competition will finish on 24 March.

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college rower

Kelin McCloskey

junior

women’s rowing team

Washington College (Maryland)

a novice stroker, not on the first team

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nationally ranked curler

Holly Jamieson

was on the national Canadian women’s curling team

her current curling team is ranked 97th best among
Canadian women curling teams
 

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DeafDigest Sports – March 22, 2018

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— college deaf cross country runner

— Navy accepts a wrestler that has a hearing loss

— deaf pro boxer

— France hosts international deaf volleyball tournament

Deaf Sports Collections update
— big mystery at deaf fast pitch softball championship game
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/picture-deaf-boxing-champion-hearing-olympics/

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college deaf cross country runner

Olivia Thompson

sophomore

women’s cross country

University of Texas

as a sophomore:
Competed in 5 meets

Recorded a time of 14:49.6 and a 6th place overall finish at the Texas
A&M Aggie Opener

as a freshman:
Raced in 2 of 6 meets for the Longhorns

Claimed 13th place with a time of 11:52.40 in career debut at the
Texas Invitational

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Navy accepts a wrestler that has a hearing loss

Wrestler River Curtis, Battlefield HS in
Virginia has a hearing loss.

He wanted to wrestle for the US Naval Academy
(Navy).

The Navy admissions office reviewed his application
several times before deciding to accept him, saying
his heairng loss is not that severe enough!

He will be wrestling for one year at the Naval
Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island
before enrolling at Navy in 2019-20.

Other colleges – George Mason and Virginia
recruited him, and he would have attended
either college if Navy rejected him.

In the past, Navy has accepted athletes with
slight hearing losses, and so, it is not
that surprising that this wrestler has been
accepted.

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deaf pro boxer

Norbert Kalucza

Hungary

he is 5’4 and fights in the lightweight division

web site says he is still active but his last
recorded match was July 8, 2017. In that last
match he lost by a TKO.

He had 26 pro bouts in his career; he won his
first 11 matches, but it was all downhill
since then, winning only 3 of his last 15
matches.

His career record is 14-12.

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France hosts international deaf volleyball tournament

France is hosting an international deaf volleyball
tournament.

One of the deaf teams is Canada.

Details on that tournament is not available.
 

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